JOCKEY KEVIN KRIGGER TAKEN TO HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR EXAMINATION FOLLOWING SPILL IN SANTA ANITA’S FIFTH RACE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2013)—Jockey Kevin Krigger, who was unseated when his mount, Ricsprentiousgal, clipped heels during the stretch run of Santa Anita’s fifth race on Friday, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination.

Krigger, 30, clipped the heels of original winner Indecise, who was ridden by Garrett Gomez, inside the eighth pole in the one-mile race on turf. None of the horses involved appeared to be seriously injured and Gomez was subsequently disqualified to last by the stewards for interference.

A native of St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Krigger had three wins on Thursday at Santa Anita and is currently tied for eighth in the jockey standings with seven wins overall.

He has received a good deal of national attention of late, as he is the regular rider of leading Kentucky Derby hopeful Goldencents, who was a winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes on Jan. 5.